Courtesy Nohelia SiddonsWith a growing obesity epidemic in children, fitness expert Nohelia Siddons recommends discovering what motivates our kids in order to find new and fun ways to encourage healthy habits.
Nutrition: How can parents make eating healthy an appealing choice?
· Play with your food!: Make meal time fun. Be creative when putting dinner together; try making animal shapes or funny objects; make "carritos" (or cars) out of a piece of lowfat cheese with a piece of fruit or vegetable on top. Siddons likes to play "Who's the biggest rabbit" with her 5 year- old son: whoever eats the most veggies at dinner, wins.
· Cook with your child: Involve your children in the food preparation process. Not only will they learn new skills, they will also relate food and cooking to a good family memory.
· Make smart choices in restaurants: Pick the healthier items on the menu for yourself and your child, and enjoy what you eat during yourRead More »from Make Eating Healthy Fun for Your Kids